Mobility scooter-related injuries and deaths

Keren McKenna, Amanda Tovell, Sophie Pointer, James Harrison, Stacey Avefua

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    Abstract

    More than 4,500 people were admitted to hospital for a possible mobility scooter-related injury between 2011–12 and 2015–16, including 121 cases involving a pedestrian who was injured in a collision with a mobility scooter. Compared with a decade earlier, fall injuries most likely from a mobility scooter have increased for older Australians aged 60 and over—from about 200 to about 500 each year. Over the 10 years from 2006–07 to 2015–16, a total of 69 people aged 60 and over died from a mobility scooter-related incident.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781760545147
    Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2019

    Publication series

    NameInjury research and statistics
    No.121

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    Keywords

    • Mobility Scooter
    • Injury
    • Death

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